Will a poor transfer window give Manchester City the edge?

Will a poor transfer window give Manchester City the edge?

"The key question for me is if you take a team that a year ago lost its first three games and then purchased heavily on the last day of the window - does that mean that that spending is going to flick across to January?" I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in.

United have so far signed three players this summer - Brazil midfielder Fred for £47m, Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant.

In game that finished 2-2, Martin O'Neill's Leicester City took an early lead through Emile Heskey.

When asked if he was happy for City to be favourites, he said: "Since nine years I live with that situation, it's no problem".

Mourinho will be without a number of key players for the season-opener this evening.

Pushed on whether there would be any ins or outs on Thursday, Mourinho added: "The information I have is no (nothing will happen)".

New Chelsea star Jorginho has an awesome penalty routine
Unfortunately for Huddersfield and their manager David Wagner, Hazard was at his brilliant best. Then in the second half the opponents were a bit exhausted and it was easier".

"It's not just that we have to be more consistent, we have to create circumstances where we can be more consistent", the German added.

However, even if Barcelona significantly increase their offer for the former Juventus star in the coming days, his commercial value to United and the fact they would not be able to bring in a replacement means any such bid would be rejected.

Spurs have avoided losing their highly-rated centre-back to a Premier League rival - Manchester United were linked - but they still face a dilemma over the Belgian.

"They returned on Monday", he said.

Frustrated Toon boss Rafael Benitez has once again had his hands tied behind his back during the summer, having been made to settle for low-costing players - £9.5 million Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto being their marquee signing - and loan recruits. "For us it will be a hard season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I started the Premier League season without a situation I thought". This is a major statement for the club who won the Championship last season and are looking to make a real impact on the Premier League this time around. "We thought he would manage maximum 60 minutes and he went much longer", said Mourinho.

He did wonders last season keeping the Eagles in the top flight and will be eager to build on that success this time around.

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